The decrease in football numbers has become a growing trend nationwide and has recently impacted the Southwesten Conference. Westlake and Lakewood have decided to adjust their freshman and JV schedules because of the decline in numbers. Some of the freshman numbers within the SWC include:
North Olmsted – 23 Olmsted Falls – 25
Midview – 20 Lakewood – 12
Westlake – 30 Amherst – 22
North Ridgeville – 20 Berea-Midpark – 28
Avon Lake – 30
Due to a decrease in numbers within our own program and other SWC programs, the North Olmsted Athletic Department has decided to cancel the 1st six freshman football games for the 2017 season. After examining the entire high school program, it has been determined that it would be in the best interest of all student/athletes involved to combine the freshman and JV teams. This decision was based solely on player safety. The plan would be to play a combined 9th/JV game on Saturday mornings during the first six weeks of the season. The JV game will be a typical Saturday morning scheduled contest.
JV Football Schedule: http://northolmstedathletics.org/football/boys_junior_varsity/schedule
Cheerleader Update: The plan is for all of our frosh cheerleaders to join our JV squad on Saturday mornings.
A determination will be made around mid September about the remaining 4 freshman games.